Actor Jeetu Verma Attacked; HE COULD LOSE AN EYE

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Actor Jeetu Verma Attacked; HE COULD LOSE AN EYE

 

 

Actor Jeetu Verma who has worked in a number of films in the 90s, most notably Bobby Deol’s Solider was attacked while travelling from Jaipur to Mount Abu. He has been admitted to a hospital in Wadala and gravely injured in the eye. His older brother, Manohar told Mumbai Mirror that he was travelling to Jaipur for a function. He said, “There is a 40-km patch of forest area near Chittorgarh, which is en route. It was broad daylight and Jeetu was sitting next to the driver in the front seat. Suddenly, some locals started pelting their car. The driver picked up speed but the stones kept coming. One hit the windshield and it cracked. Jeetu’s eye was hit and bleeding profusely even as the driver raced away.”

His older brother, Manohar Verma, the action director of films like Madras Café, Airlift, Neerja and Mirzya, told Mirror, that Jeetu was on his way to his home town in Jaipur to attend a function. “There is a 40-km patch of forest area near Chittorgarh, which is en route. It was broad daylight and Jeetu was sitting next to the driver in the front seat. Suddenly, some locals started pelting their car. The driver picked up speed but the stones kept coming. One hit the windshield and it cracked. Jeetu’s eye was hit and bleeding profusely even as the driver raced away,” he narrates.

“Meanwhile, the police assessed the vehicle and also recovered the stones that had cracked the glass and fallen into the car. But there needs to be more security. When such occurrences are happening in the region on a daily basis, it is important that stringent measures be taken immediately,” Manohar said, adding, “There was an attack on Sanjay Leela Bhansali in the same region recently (the National award-winning filmmaker was attacked by members of the Karni Sena on the sets of his upcoming historical-drama Padmavati in Jaipur), for very different reasons, but security forces and the police officers were still incompetent. Something needs to be done. Rajasthan cannot become this unsafe!”

The actor has been operated upon by eye surgeon, Dr S Natarajan who said that Jeetu suffered fractured eyebrow and had lost retinal function. It is doubtful if his right eye will regain its sight or not. It seems actor Suneil Shetty has reached out to the family in these traumatic times. Jeetu’s wife, Kusum told Mumbai Mirror, “Sunielji arranged for Jeetu to be transported and admitted to this hospital the moment he landed in Mumbai. Now, we hope that he recovers soon and other travellers don’t suffer such horrors in the future.”

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